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3D filmmaking with Demetri Portelli S tereographers are in demand, they have little time and the time they do have is highly valued. I first met Demetri at IBC this year during the showing of HUGO (see page 48) and we were fortunate enough to catch up with him again during a flight to LA where he was heading for the first stage of 3D post for 47 RONIN. His opinions on 3D filmmaking are respected The World over…over to you Demetri…. The ability to see an image is fundamental to cinema. The growth of 3D has been limited due to inconsistent brightness levels on World cinema screens, but the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam in Sept. 2012 proved there is a solution. Christie introduced a laser projector capable of projecting 3D films at 14 foot-lamberts, the full experience you would expect from a perfect 2D film viewing experience but with the splendor of 3D. For myself, I saw Hugo as I had not seen it since bumping into the actors on the busy stages at Shepperton Studios. With the laser projector the film had a brilliance, I could see into the white’s of the actor’s eyes and connect with them whilst being immersed in the rich details of Dante Ferretti’s set design. Today we grade our 3D films with the hope that soon audiences will photo by Giles Harding TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 59 TV-BAY072DEC12.indd 59 07/12/2012 15:14